Great Falls chef Jacques Haeringer, owner of L'Auberge Chez François , was arrested Monday and charged with brandishing a weapon and driving while intoxicated, according to police.
Haeringer was involved in a heated argument with a contractor he had just fired. Fairfax County Police Officer Shelley Broderick said.
When the contractor returned to the restaurant to collect his belongings, Broderick said, the chef pointed a BB gun at him.
When Haeringer took off in his car, the contractor called police, Broderick said. The chef was apprehended the same day.
The story was first reported by FOX.
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